Gabriel Carteris (Andrea Zuckerman in Beverly Hills 90210), currently president of the very powerful union bringing together in particular the actors of the small screen, the SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), gave his opinion on the question that agitates all-Hollywood: “No one, in any profession, should be the victim of a sudden reduction in their pay. It is unreasonable and deeply unfair. ”
Jason Blum, founder of the very powerful production company Blumhouse Productions, also posted his opinion: "Scarlett Johansson is fighting a fight that goes beyond her only person (see our news Scarlett Johansson attack, Disney cons. attack!). She fights for all talents. It is a difficult and truly courageous thing. ”
Crystal clear as water?
So many attacks that have further galvanized the response of Disney through the intermediary of Daniel Petrocelli, historical lawyer of the firm, who told the Variety media that the demands of the dispute far exceeded the limits of the actor's contract with the studio: “It is obvious that this is a perfectly orchestrated communication campaign to obtain a result which cannot be obtained within a legal framework. No media pressure can modify or mask the commitments of his contract which are crystal clear. He also clarified that Disney + Premier Access revenues were taken into account in the box office income statement for the purpose of calculating contract bonuses. And to conclude: Which improved Mrs. Johansson's income. ”
A personal attack
Scarlett Johansson's attorney, John Berlinski, recalled what he said was Disney's initial position on the subject: "A personal attack of intimidation and misogyny against Scarlett Johansson" and called this latest response a Disney's lawyer for “a desperate attempt to rehabilitate the studio image.”
The only thing so far that Petrocelli has been willing to admit in this case is that this conflict is all the more exacerbated as it comes at a time when the industry is in rapid transition, and that talent contracts and compensation packages have not been able to adapt as quickly to this new way in which films and television are produced and distributed.
Would you like to know, is Madam Scarlett's contract good or not? To be continued ! We remind you that other actors think like the actress, starting with Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson (see Disney Trial, after Scarlett Johansson, Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson not happy either).